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        AC / DC: What's the Difference?

        There is more than one way to produce electricity. In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison's direct current power plants prevailed. Shortly after, however, alternating current took hold. This animated essay from the American Experience: Edison's Miracle of Light website describes and illustrates the similarities and differences between these two forms of electricity.

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